Royal International Air Tattoo Agrees New Deal with Power Electrics

  • 28th Feb 2024

The Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT) will see a surge in sustainable on-site electric generation after teaming up with Power Electrics.

In a new three-year deal which runs into 2027, Power Electrics, who are based in Bristol, are tasked with creating temporary power solution for the event’s vast showground.   

The agreement comes into effect for this year’s aviation showcase will and play a pivotal role in RIAT’s aim to become a more environmentally conscious event.

Using their hybrid battery systems alone, Power Electrics will be supplying enough sustainable energy to power the average UK household for over five months.  

Project and Solution Manager at Power Electrics, Rob Mason said: “It’s a true reflection on the technical and professional abilities and the appreciation of these skills that RIAT has chosen Power Electrics to continue to deliver the show’s generator temporary power solution.

“It will be a pleasure to continue the many years of support for the Ground Operations team and, even better, to continue to meet the challenges of sustainability and resilience that are being continually raised and, from Power Electrics, achieved.

“Personally, as the Project Manager, I always look forward to working with the team of driven and enthusiastic people at RIAT, who have a truly can-do attitude.”

RAF Fairford and RIAT present a unique challenge due to the scale of the site, an estimated 1,200 acres with huge demand for power due to its 150,000 visitors and variety of structures.

Because of this, in addition to electric generators, Power Electrics also provide fuel generators, which, as of last year, were all powered with HVO Diesel Green D+ fuel to further reduce emissions.

Earlier this year, the Royal Air Force Charitable Trust Enterprises (RAFCTE), who organise RIAT, published their intentions when it comes to sustainability through their development plan.

People and Sustainability Director at RAFCTE, Kate McKinley said sustainability is at the forefront of all decisions being made and will continue to be so.

“We are really pleased to secure Power Electrics for a further three years,” she added.

“They share our vision as we embark on our sustainability journey and we are looking forward to seeing what we can achieve together in the coming years.

“It is crucial we take environmental considerations into account when signing long-term partnerships as we strive to become a leader in the UK airshow industry.”

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